THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMON

GOETIA

Compiled and Translated
By
S.L. “MacGregor” Mathers

Editing and Additional Material
By
Aleister Crowley

EXPLANATION OF CERTAIN NAMES USED IN THIS BOOK LEMEGETON.

Eheie. Kether. - Almighty God, whose dwelling is in the highest Heavens:
Haioth. - The great King of Heaven, and of all the powers therein:
Methratton. - And of all the holy hosts of Angels and Archangels:
Reschith. - Hear the prayers of Thy servant who putteth his trust in Thee:
Hagalgalim. - Let thy Holy Angels be commanded to assist me at this time and at all times.
lehovah. - God Almighty, God Omnipotent, hear my prayer:
Hadonat. - Command Thy Holy Angels above the fixed stars:
Ophanim. - To be assisting and aiding Thy servant:
lophiel. - That I may command all spirits of air, water, fire, earth, and hell:
Moloth. - So that it may tend unto Thy glory and unto the good of man.
lehovah. - God Almighty, God Omnipotent, hear my prayer:
Elohim. - God with us, God be always present with us:
Binah. - Strengthen us and support us, both now and for ever:
Aralim. - ln these our undertakings, which we perform but as instruments in Thy hands:
Zabbathi (should be Shabbathii). - In the hands of Thee, the great God of Sabaoth.
Hesel (should be Chesed). - Thou great God, governor and creator of the planets, and of the Host of Heaven:
Hasmalim (should be Chashmalim). - Command them by Thine almighty power:
Zelez (should be Zedeq). - To be now present and assisting to us Thy poor servants, both now and for ever.
Elohim Geber (should be Gibor). - Most Almighty and eternal and ever living Lord God:
Seraphim. - Command Thy seraphim:
Camael, Madim. - To attend on us now at this time, to assist us, and to defend us from all perils and dangers.
Eloha. - O Almighty God! be present with us both now and for ever:
Tetragrammaton. - And let thine Almighty power and presence ever guard and protect us now and for ever:
Raphael. - Let thy holy angel Raphael wait upon us at this present and for ever:
Schemes (or Shemesh). - To assist us in these our undertakings.
lehovah. - God Almighty, God Omnipotent, hear my prayer:
Sabaoth. - Thou great God of Sabaoth:
Netzah (or Netzach). - All-seeing God:
Elohim. - God be present with us, and let thy presence be now and always present with us:
Haniel. - Let thy holy angel Haniel come and minister unto us at this present.
Sabaoth. - O thou great God of Sabioth, be present with us at this time and for ever:
Hodben (should be Hod simply). - Let Thine Almighty Power defend us and protect us, both now and for ever:
Michael. - Let Michael, who is, under Thee, general of thy heavenly host:
Cochab. - Come and expel all evil and danger from us both now and for ever.
Sadai. - Thou great God of all wisdom and knowledge:
Jesal (should be Iesod). - Instruct Thy poor and most humble servant:
Cherubim. - By Thy holy cherubim:
Gabriel. - By Thy Holy Angel Gabriel, who is the Author and Messenger of good tidings:
Levanah. - Direct and support us at this present and for ever.

THE EXPLANATION OF THE TWO TRIANGLES37 IN THE PARCHMENT.

Alpha And Omega. - Thou, O great God, Who art the beginning and the end:
Tetragrammaton. - Thou God of Almighty power, be ever present with us to guard and protect us, and let Thy Holy Spirit and presence be now and always with us:
Soluzen. - I command thee, thou Spirit of whatsoever region thou art, to come unto this circle:
Halliza. - And appear in human shape:
Bellator (or Ballaton). - And speak unto us audibly in our mother-tongue:
Bellonoy (or Bellony). - And show, and discover unto us all treasure that thou knowest of, or that is in thy keeping, and deliver it unto us quietly:
Hallii. Hra. - And answer all such questions as we may demand without any defect now at this time.

37 Evidently meaning both the Hexagram and the Pentagram of Solomon. (See Figures 105 and 156.)

AN EXPLANATION OF SOLOMON’S TRIANGLE

Anephezeton.-Thou great God of all the Heavenly Host:
Primeumaton, - Thou Who art the First and Last, let all spirits be subject unto us, and let the Spirit be bound in this triangle, which disturbs this place:
Michael. - By Thy Holy Angel Michael, until I shall discharge him.

(HERE ENDETH THIS FIRST BOOK OF THE LEMEGETON, WHICH IS CALLED THE GOETIA.)



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